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    Jan 31, 2012
    Word 2011 -
    Hi all,

    I am using Word-2011 to write my thesis and I find really good the full Screen mode. It helps me a lot in focusing.
    Usually, I have Word-full screen mode in one desktop and internet in other one.
    While writing I need to keep switching between the two desktops to read articles and then write about them.
    The problem is every time I switch desktop, when I go back to Word it is in the normal mode.

    My question is: How Can I keep Word in full-screen mode avoiding that it goes back to normal mode when I switch between desktops?
    Is it that even possible?

    Thank you very much for you kind attention and sorry for my poor English (I am not English).


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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th GeniPad 3
    What OS are you using? If you are using OS X Lion, then you want to hit the two arrows facing each other on the top right corner of any application window which will make it full-screen and when you switch between apps or desktops, they should remain..

    I use this method when I code by putting X-Code into full-screen mode..

    If you are running pre-Lion and just expanding the window to be full-screen, perhaps there is a glitch in Word that doesn't work well?

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    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2012

    thanks for replying.
    I am currently using Lion.
    I understand what you mean and with Safari I usually have no problem.
    The problem is specifically with Word.
    The 2 arrows you mentioned in Word are on the bottom-left part of the program (see pic, it's the 6th option).
    Word goes in full-screen but if I move to another desktop, when I go back, Word is in normal view.
    It's very annoying!!!!
    Safari on the other hand remains in fullscreen even when I move through desktops.
    My problem is with Word and I start to fear is a bug and there is no actual solution unless they fix it.

    Is somebody know a solution to avoid this problem, that'd be very appreciated.

    thanks Raz0rEdge for your prompt reply.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    The folks at the Microsoft Mac Office group have promised a fix for this in the future. There are also some other things about Office 2011 that are not completely in compliance with Lion. There is a service pack forthcoming. Microsoft is not exactly known for its speed in providing fixes - so be patient.

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    Feb 08, 2014
    Any Update on this Issue?
    I am having the same annoying issue, i.e., that the "Focus View" disappears when I swipe between full screen applications. The focus view is awesome, but I would like to be able to keep it on!

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Imac 27", i7 3.5GHz, 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    Send Microsoft a suggestion. Do not know how many times I have asked for an Office 2011 Uninstaller such as Office 2008, but still waiting for this also:-

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    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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